Wesley Woods 2017 Mother’s Day Offering Raises $226,766

Generosity of NGUMC Churches Kept Older Adults in a Community of Love Next Collection Slated for Sunday, May 13, 2018  /  March 02, 2018

Leaders of the Foundation of Wesley Woods are grateful to announce that, thanks to the members of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, $226,766 was raised through the 2017 Mother’s Day Offering. Funds raised go to the benevolence care needs of those 1,800 older adult residents across 10 communities in Georgia who are living at Wesley Woods, but have exhausted their financial resources.

“I am so proud that Roswell United Methodist Church has led the North Georgia Conference in giving to the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering for the past two years,” said Rev. Dr. Tom Davis, senior minister of Roswell United Methodist Church. “We are thankful that the ministry of Wesley Woods opens doors for United Methodists to provide comfort and peace of mind to older adults so they can experience joy and happiness no matter what obstacles they face.”

“Every year, more and more older adults are outliving their financial resources and may face homelessness,” said Tracy Crump, president and CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods. “Thanks to the generous support we receive from donors and the annual Mother’s Day Offering, those seniors who need help bridging the financial gap will remain in their Wesley Woods home, where they experience thriving lives full of independence and purpose.”

While churches responded generously in 2017, the need for benevolence care still exceeded the amount required to meet the financial needs of all its residents. Wesley Woods is seeking more support in 2018 so it can provide appropriate care for all in need.

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated Sunday, May 13, 2018 as Wesley Woods Sunday in the more than 900 churches of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

To receive more information about the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering, please contact Kelly Harris at kelly.harris@wesleywoods.org or 404-728-6204.

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About the Foundation of Wesley Woods
The Foundation of Wesley Woods is where caring people give so everyone can age with dignity. It serves as the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community and the practical, life-changing work of Wesley Woods. Through the philanthropic support of our generous community, older adults of all income levels, races and faiths have a caring community and live thriving lives full of independence and contribution. Through the Foundation, significant benevolence care is extended to those individuals who have outlived their financial resources in order that they may remain in their homes.

About Wesley Woods Senior Living
Wesley Woods Senior Living supports healthy aging by helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, via resident-centered communities. Founded in 1954 with the mission to assure all older adults age with grace, dignity and purpose, Wesley Woods provides safe, affordable residential housing and support services for older adults throughout North Georgia. It operates 10 residential communities, including five HUD communities, in Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Blairsville, Roswell and Newnan. More than 1,800 older adults, 75% of whom will need financial assistance and over 40% of which live below the poverty line, are served annually in Wesley Woods residential communities, primarily in independent living settings. Some communities also include a continuum of care, which includes independent living services, assisted living services, memory care and skilled nursing care.

For additional information, please visit http://www.foundationofwesleywoods.org or follow the Foundation of Wesley Woods at www.facebook.com/WesleyWoodsGA, www.Twitter.com/WesleyWoodsGA and www.Instagram.com/WesleyWoodsGA.

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